MCI Director hosts 10th US-China Diplomatic Dialogue
4 December 2017
MCI Director Prof Peter Gries hosts 10th US-China Diplomatic Dialogue in Zhujiajiao, Shanghai
On December 1-2, the Manchester China Institute and the Center for American Studies at Fudan University brought together 17 Chinese and American diplomats in Zhujiajiao, Shanghai for the 10th annual US-China Diplomatic Dialogue.
The Chinese participants came from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, while the American participants came from the American Embassy and Consulates in China.
The diplomats exchanged views on:
- Sino-American relations since the initiation of the Trump administration;
- opportunities for China-US cooperation in important areas;
- Sino-American interactions in the Asia-Pacific region;
- challenges for future Sino-US relations.
The group enjoyed the nightlife of Zhujiajiao ancient town as an ice-breaker.
Chinese participants were:
- Shi Yuanqiang, Counsellor
- Li Tao, Second Secretary
- Wu Shengnan, Third Secretary
- Li Jianbo, Third Secretary
- Xing Chunqiu, Third Secretary
- Li Yinan, Attaché
- Hu Yiming, Attaché
- Wang Shengyao, Attaché
- Li Yao, Attaché
American participants were:
- Kevin Ellerbrock, US Consulate in Guangzhou, Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Officer
- Ivan Kamara, US Consulate in Shenyang, Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Officer
- Drew Lebkeucher, US Embassy, Economic Officer
- Bridget Lines, US Embassy, Political Officer
- Pilar Quigua, US Embassy, Assistant Information Officer
- Charles Reynolds, US Consulate in Shanghai, Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Unit Chief
- Thao Anh Tran, US Consulate in Chengdu, Political Officer
- Stefan Whitney, US Embassy, Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Officer